LAPD Chief William Bratton, who has consistently opposed new legislation that would further restrict and penalize aggressive paparazzi photographers, spoke with KNBC reporter Robert Kovacik about a hearing on the issue, which he deemed “a total waste of time.”
Bratton told Kovacik, “If you notice, since Britney started wearing clothes and behaving; Paris is out of town not bothering anybody, thank god; and, evidently, Lindsay Lohan has gone gay, we don’t seem to have much of an issue. If the ones that attract the paparazzi behave in the first place, like we expect of anybody, that solves about 90 percent of the problem. The rest of it we can deal with. So as far as all this grandstanding and foolishness, waste of city time on this issue — and the fact that I felt aggravated enough about it to interrupt my workout to come over and set the record straight, LAPD has no intention of participating in this farce.”
Video at knbc.com has since been removed.
Paris Hilton Working Every Night On Music With Benji Madden
July 27, 2008 – People magazine caught up with Paris Hilton at San Deigo’s Comic-Con International, where the heiress talked about her romance with Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden, revealing that the couple have been recording together in the studio. “We just wrote together,” the ‘Repo! The Genetic Opera’ star said. “I had a whole recording studio in my house and so we’ve been working there every night. We wrote together on two songs for my ‘Best Friends’ show. He helps me because he’s an incredible writer and we’re on the same wavelength and so we’re working well together as a team. Benji will bring us beats and then we literally just sit there and write to the beats about what I want to talk about. The music is really fun. It’s really just happy and fun dance music.” Read more.
Ana Ortiz Of ‘Ugly Betty’ On Working With Lindsay Lohan
OK! magazine spoke with ‘Ugly Betty’ star Ana Ortiz about working with Lindsay Lohan on the ABC hit. Lohan has been in New York City with rumored girlfriend Samantha Ronson to tape her second guest appearance on the show. “Sam came and visited, and she was great,” Ana told the tabloid. “She just hung out with us, just palled around with us and watched the goings on. They seem to have a really nice trust with one another.” Ortiz felt Linds and Sam “definitely seem to have a really nice, comfortable relationship where there’s a lot of trust.” Read more.
Lindsay Lohan & Samantha Ronson ‘Very Affectionate’ At Foxwoods
The New York Post hears that Lindsay Lohan and rumored girlfriend Samantha Ronson dined together Thursday night before hitting Shrine at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Ledyard, Connecticut, where Sam DJ’ed. “Lindsay, who was wearing the same shirt that Sam wore the day before, sat in a chair in the deejay booth right next to her and watched her spin,” a source tattled to Page Six. “They were very affectionate to one another.”
‘Access Hollywood’ Covers Paris Hilton’s Search For A New BFF
‘Access Hollywood’ covered Paris Hilton at a photocall for her new MTV reality show, where the heiress is on the hunt for a new best friend. The clip features comments from Paris and the wannabes who are auditioning for the show. Watch the segment below.